Course Planning & Design

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 Add a User to a Course
This process is to add employees (including adjunct) to courses, not students. To add a student to your class, see Reconcile Your D2L and iStar Rosters . Show Video Walkthrough Log into D2L . Click VTAC Support  on the navbar. Y...
Course Calendar Basics
Accessing the Calendar Click on the dropdown arrow to the right of Calendar . Click Go to Calendar from the Calendar widget drop-down menu. Changing calendar color Click the dropdown arrow next to " All Calendars " and click the ...
 Customize Your Course Image
Course images are used for the My Courses Widget, the course image banner, and the D2L Pulse app.  When you customize your course image, it adds more personality to your course and makes it easier for your students to find in their course list....
D2L Recommended Practices for Release Conditions
Best practices for creating release conditions Set up conditions before students access the course Avoid unnecessary conditions Avoid circular references Avoid impossible conditions Avoid contradictory conditions Release content based on lear...
D2L Supported Browsers
Please use a browser that is marked as Supported  below. Desktop Support Browser Status Microsoft Internet Explorer 11     Maintenance Microsoft Edge (Latest) Supported Mozilla Firefox (Latest; ESR - curren...
Designing Your Course with Course Builder
The best use of Course Builder is to create the structure of a course before you have added content. By designing the course in advance, you maximize your chances of creating a complete and cohesive course. Once your structure is built, you can quic...
Edit Dates Using Manage Dates
The Manage Dates tool can be used to edit dates for all of the following: Announcements  Assignments Calendar Checklist Content Discussions Grades Quizzes Survey These course objects display in a grid that you can sort by any of the...
Export Attendance Data
To turn in attendance that you have tracked in D2L: Go to Course Activities > Attendance . Click on the name of your register. Click on the Export All Data  button. Click on the CSV filename that appears in the popup window. Sa...
Helping Students Complete Work Using Checklists
A checklist contains important or required assignments, readings, or other items to complete. Each checklist contains one or more categories, into which checklist items are organized. You must have checklist items for the checklist to show as comple...
LSC Copyright Policy
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including: literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.&n...
Manage Calendar Events
Create a general (content) event From your homepage in D2L, select the dropdown arrow next to Calendar  and select Go to Calendar .   Using the calendar menu, select the course for which you want to create the event. Click the Crea...
 Merge Course Rosters
The Merge Course Rosters form allows you to combine multiple section rosters into one D2L course. Show Video Walkthrough To Merge Rosters (Classlists) Sign in to your D2L course and click the VTAC Support  link in the navbar. ...
Manage Your Course Files
th, td { padding: 8px; } th { color: #FFF; background: #b30838; } The Manage Files tool is a file management system for your course. You can use this tool to organize and upload files associated with your course offering....
 Offset Course Dates using the Manage Dates Tool
The Manage Dates tool allows you to do the following all from one central location. View, edit, and offset start and end dates Set the Calendar status Open course objects in a new window  Moving start dates and end dates forward or backw...
Release Condition Types
Release Condition Types: Condition Type Description Assignments - No submission to folder The user must not make a submission to a specified assignments folder in order to fulfill the release condition Assignments - Receive feedb...
Release Conditions
Release Conditions lock items and make them invisible until specific criteria are fulfilled.  NOTE: Managing release conditions is an advanced skill. Make sure you practice in a sandbox course and understand their use before applying them...
 Set Up Attendance
Create attendance registers to track attendance for your course-based activities, such as a mandatory weekly chat session or optional discussion seminar. Show Video Walkthrough Click Course Activities on the navbar and ch...
Steps for Maintaining Instructional Continuity
These are steps to follow when an emergency prevents access to campus. See Using Instructional Technologies for Traditional Classroom Contingency Planning for more details, training, and rationale.  Course Setup Merge secondary D2L courses...
Use the Course Selector
To move quickly from one class to another, choose a course from the course selector. If you have taught more than one semester, you will notice many sections for each course. To determine which course is the correct one for the current semester, loo...
Use Instructional Technologies for Traditional Classroom Contingency Planning
Lone Star College (LSC) must be prepared to cope with possible campus closures in the event of natural disasters, communicable disease outbreaks, or other emergencies. Following are some suggestions for alternatives to lectures, homework, exams, cla...
View a Course as a Student
Role Switch You can temporarily switch your role by using the personal menu under your name on any homepage in D2L. Role Switch provides a generic view of the course using the role you select. Switching your role Click on your name in the minib...